Asset reliability solutions provider Ivara Corporation announced that Ricky Smith has joined the company as reliability strategy leader. Through various marketing and educational initiatives, Smith will assert Ivara’s leadership role in the asset reliability industry and spearhead the company’s reliability solution strategy.

 

Well-known in the world of reliability and maintenance, Smith is a sought-after and respected speaker on the lecture circuit. He has co-authored several books on reliability including "Lean Maintenance and Industrial Repair: Best Maintenance Repair Practices." His latest book, "Rule of Thumb in Reliability Engineering", co-authored with Keith Mobley, is expected to be in print by the spring of 2006. Smith spent one year in Kuwait and Iraq as a maintenance company commander for the U.S. Army Reserves, where he provided maintenance to U.S. and Coalition Forces.

 

Smith holds designations as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and as a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager from the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE).